Dinosaur – A Photicular Book (review and giveaway)

My son may be turning nine in December, but he’s still as interested in dinosaurs as he ever has been.  He is a walking encyclopedia of dino facts, so when I saw Dinosaur – A Photicular Book recently I knew he’d love the its unique appeal.

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

Published through Workman Publishing last month, Dinosaur – A Photicular Book is written by Kathy Wollard and brought to life by Dan Kainen.  The book showcases eight different dinosaurs and as you turn the pages they start to wake up and move in front of your eyes.

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

The book uses Photicular® technology that acts a little like a 3-D movie to show these prehistoric animals moving in front of your eyes.

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

It gives a really clever visual effect and a different angle that any dinosaur fan will enjoy as well as the information that’s written about each of the eight dinosaurs.

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

Dinosaur – A Photicular Book has kept my son well entertained since it arrived, he loves moving the pages slowly to animate Stegosaurus and to see the Eoraptor eating from a bush.  The book gives children an idea of how these ancient creatures moved, and gives them a different insight into these long extinct animals.  It’s been a big hit here.

I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases).  If you have a dinosaur fan in your household I’m sure they’ll enjoy Dinosaur – A Photicular Book.

disclosure:  we received the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Workman Publishing to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Dinosaur – A Photicular Book worth £19.99.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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The giveaway will close on 23rd November 2018 at midnight.

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Dinosaur – A Photicular Book worth £19.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

104 thoughts on “Dinosaur – A Photicular Book (review and giveaway)

  1. I like the triceratops,its the only one other than T-Rex that I can identify as it has three horns so therefore fits its name

  2. the brontosaurus has always been my favourite dinosaur because i used to have a cuddly teddy version when i was a kid

  3. T- Rex, easiest dinosaur name to remember. Children so keen on dinosaurs, me :- I need to increase my knowledge of the topic.

  4. WWe are such a dinosaur family. I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a child and kind of forced it on my son by having his nursery all set up with dinosaur stuff for when he was born. And it worked! Anyway, my favourite dinosaur is a Parasauralophus, because it always has been. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, I think initially because I loved the herbivores, due to becoming a vegetarian when I was young and feeling an affinity, but also, it’s just so cute looking!

  5. My favourite dinosaur is the Stegosaurus! I’ve always loved how the word / name sounds and I love the squared spikes on their back!

  6. I always like the T-Rex not sure why, perhaps because they seem so epic apart from the teeny arms but those give them character! x

  7. T-rex because there is a Christmas song, by a group called the lovely eggs, about dinosaurs at Xmas and its called Tyrannosaurus rex for Christmas, which always gets us in the festive mood

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